Baltimore, Md. - A number of Loyola College men's soccer players recently participated in a training session with former England National Team coach Steve McClaren and Gerard Houllier, formerly of the Liverpool and Olympique Lyonnais. The sessions where part of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's convention, which took place in Baltimore, Md.
Among the Loyola soccer players involved were sophomores Jamie Darvill, Tennant McVea and Milos Kocic, as well as freshmen Daniel Ankrah, Phil Bannister, Eddie Dines, Charlie Hutton and Kyle Wittman. These players participated in professional instruction over the four-day convention in late January.
Based in Kansas City, the NSCAA is the largest coaches' organization in the United States. Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 23,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. It fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 4,000 soccer coaches each year.